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Portsmouth presentation 11th march 2014 (v2) for blog

  1. 1. Portsmouth COUP Networking Tuesday 11th March 2014 Giles Piercy
  2. 2. A genuine Community Budget • Introduction • The White City Estate • Lessons we’ve learned • Locality Matters’ approach Page 2
  3. 3. Overview of the White City Estate • 10,000 population • £50m of public spend pa • Multiple agencies looking for similar outcomes BBC Westfield QPR HMP Wormwood Scrubs Page 3
  4. 4. White City Enterprise 1. Take on services from statutory bodies that we can deliver better and cheaper – E.g. assessment 2. Provide services to Local Business – E.g. consultation or community engagement 3. Provide services directly to residents – E.g. direct payments Page 4
  5. 5. What are we doing • Running the community centre • Parent Network programme • £2m of Big Local funds • In the pipeline… – Take on new buildings – Handyman / repairs service – Adult Social care • Shared Lives, Domiciliary care, Time Banking – Review of all council services – Community Engagement work for private sector We are really at the start of the journey Page 5
  6. 6. Six key lessons Page 6
  7. 7. 1. You need a standard bearer • Harry Audley • Chair of the residents’ association • Chair of the White City Neighbourhood Forum • Extraordinary tireless advocate for the community Page 7
  8. 8. 2. Get hold of a physical asset • White City Community Centre • Formerly being used by tiny section of community • Thriving community hub • Now run at a surplus by the community • Opportunity to take on more community assets • Community Right to Bid - to register “assets of community value” – QPR’s Loftus Road ? Page 8
  9. 9. 3. “Replace” don’t “Augment” services • Billions have been poured into communities • But how many communities actually run their own services? • Only 1 Parish Council in London! • Don’t ask “what do you need” ask… Toxteth 1981 New Labour Big Society “the public sector collectively spend x million a year providing this service, do you think we could decide how to spend that more effectively and deliver it for less?” Page 9
  10. 10. 4. Marketing and branding are key White City Neighbourhood Forum White City Residents’ Association • Council Officers • Local Residents • Businesses Page 10
  11. 11. It is very confusing White City Neighbourhood Forum White City Residents’ Association Page 11
  12. 12. 5. Work out which services are attractive • Agree the criteria e.g. – There is duplication across public service providers – There is a willing commissioner – The service is not already contracted out – The community has the required skills – Services that are about to be procured Work in partnership, be wary of using the Community Right to Challenge Page 12
  13. 13. 6. Work from an “Asset” not “Deficit” basis • Communities must be seen as places where there is abundance not a deficit • Understand the skills, capabilities and assets in a community that can be better used to – Deliver better services – Build stronger communities • Get a clear understanding of what these assets are: – Individual skills, hopes and aspirations – Associations and community groups – Institutions – Physical assets Page 13 183 unpaid carers in the WCOA and public sector spend significantly every year in the community on Care
  14. 14. Developing stronger communities Agree criteria for assessing community strength Identify candidate community(s) for support C.) Assess LG services that could be delivered by community A.) Community Engagement: Assess service delivery landscape inc cost B.) Community Engagement: Community Asset Mapping Plan Deliver Stage One Stage two Stage three Stage four Stage five Page 14
  15. 15. Thank you • Tales of the White City - BBC Outreach musical Stories are incredibly important Giles Piercy, Locality Matters 07710 381 436 gilespiercy@localitymatters.co.uk